Each year the Caesar Salad Competition is the biggest event in the calendar of the American Institute of Wine and Food (AIWF) Dallas Chapter. This year’s event is October 26th at The Westin Dallas Hotel. As always, it raises money for the AIWF national “Days of Taste” program to educate 4th and 5th graders about healthy eating. The AIWF/Dallas Chapter’s Days of Taste is the nation’s most extensive.
This week, on the veranda of Ocean Prime Dallas in Uptown, the AIWF held the big chef introduction event to meet the chefs who will be competing in this year’s event. They are:Thomas Holt Ruth’s Chris Steak House Chad Kelley Café Pacific Andrea Maricich The Second Floor Antonio Marquez Lazaranda Modern Kitchen & Tequila Mark McDaniel ReMARKable Affairs Catering Kenny Mills Chop House Burgers Brandon Moore Ocean Prime Dallas Stan Rodrigues Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar Julio Peraza Komali Contemporary Mexican Cuisine The competition will be attended by over 500 people in the ballroom of the Westin Hotel. Typically, the chefs take artistic license regarding Caesar Cardini’s classic salad recipe adding gratuitous protein and other accoutrements. Attendees sample each salad, accompanied by wine, and vote for the winner. Last year’s winner, Sonny Pache of Ocean Prime, is ineligible to enter this year but plays a kind of honorary role. For Ticket Information go here or call the Secure Hotline at 214.696.2493.